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OnStage Local – Melbourne 2017 – Display Boards

Hi, continuing on our look back at OnStage Local – Melbourne 2017, I thought you might like a sneak peek at a few of the upcoming goodies. There is something for everyone.

I’ll keep the talking to a minimum because I know you are like me and just want to check out the things heading our way!

Tutti-Frutti Suite

Tutti-Frutti Suite

True Gentleman Suite

True Gentleman Suite

Picture Perfect Party Suite

Picture Perfect Party Suite

Perennial Birthday Project Kit

Perennial Birthday Project Kit

Painted with Love Suite

Painted with Love Suite

Myths & Magic Suite

Myths & Magic Suite

Stamps & Die Bundles

Bundles

Bundles

Bundles

Sale-A-Bration Freebies

(*with qualifying purchases)

Sale-A-Bration

Here are some of the sample boards too:

Tutti-Frutti Suite

Tutti-Frutti Suite

Petal Passion Suite

Petal Passion Suite

Lovely Wishes

Lovely Wishes

Bubble Over

Bubble Over

Bird Banter

Bird Banter

Phew! Isn’t that wonderful?! Do you have any favourites from the boards you’ve seen today?

The rest of the catalogue is equally amazing! I’ll be sharing samples of some of the products over the coming weeks. I’m hanging out for my order to arrive. Fingers crossed it arrives by the end of the week! To customers, these products will be officially available early next year. If you cannot wait that long, consider becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and receive early access to them. It is a definite perk!

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

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All about OnStage Local – Melbourne 2017 (Also known as Perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator)

OnStage

Hi, this past Saturday I attended my very first OnStage Local in Melbourne.  It was such a fun and happy event.  I was supposed to stay with friends in the city for the weekend but unfortunately, illness kept me from doing so but I couldn’t miss out on OnStage.  I’ve been hanging out to share with you all that we did, saw and received but we’ve been under a Spoiler Alert Policy until today so we didn’t ruin any of the fun and excitement for Demonstrators in other markets (this is a global event).  This is a SUPER LONG post but it has so much good stuff in it and I hope you enjoy reading about my first OnStage experience.

I arrived at the Melbourne Park just before 7 am and waited with a growing crowd of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.  Eventually, we started to swap some of the cards we had brought with us.  I have received beautiful swap cards and I will do a Facebook live soon to share them all with you.  People are very creative!

Just before check-in time- 7.30am, I met up with my friends Melissa and Jo-Ann and we walked into OnStage together.  The entry foyer had many display boards of the new products as well as a place for you to display your own swap cards.

We checked in and received a welcome envelope and tote bag.  LOVE the tote bag!  Will return to that shortly.  In our welcome envelope was a letter which listed whether we would be receiving any sort of recognition. (Mine was a “stand and wave” section for Title Advancement, in the afternoon session).  Our name bag was also included as well as a coupon for our lunch (which we pre-selected at time of booking).  Once we had all of this, we moved into the main presentation room.  Melissa‘s sweet friend, Charmaine, had saved us a table  – right in the front and centre of the stage!

At the table, I started to go through the tote bag we had been given at check-in.  We received a lanyard for our name badge, a brand new not yet released stamp set (the Picture Perfect Birthday set from the upcoming Occasions catalogue), a numbered badge, a notebook, some pens and a mug.  How lucky we were and the day had just started!

OnStage Tote and Gifts

Here’s the stamp set which came in the tote.  You’ll love the suite which coordinates with it.

Picture Perfect Birthday

My sweet friend, and team leader, Melissa, also gave me a wonderful, and thoughtful present!  Isn’t she the best? (And let me just tell you the copper embossing powder, thread and metallic sequins are divine! Can’t wait to use them!).  Jo-Ann, a fellow demonstrator and someone I am blessed to call a new friend, also gave me a sweet gift!

Melissa's Gift

Melissa's Gift

Jo-Ann's Gift

The day was hosted by the incredible Bonnie Farley from the Stampin’ Up! Home office.  This lovely lady knows how to host a party.  She’s eloquent and quick-witted and a general delight.  Bonnie kept the day flowing from recorded content from the USA OnStage Live event, to local presentations and recognition segments.   She also kicked off the day by giving us the brand new Occasions and Sale-A-Brations catalogues!  Now, I am unable to share any details about these catalogues for now…but as soon as I can I will.  You are going to LOVE the new things coming our way.  (And if you were thinking that you might like to be part of the fun, Sale-A-Bration is definitely an awesome time to join).

Here’s all that I can show you for now…

Occasions Catalogue

Sale-A-Bration Catalogue

Stampin’ Up! announced that while official 30th birthday anniversary is in October 2018, they were going to start the celebration early…by kicking it off at OnStage!  We all received a beautiful 30th Anniversary badge as well as a bag.

30th Anniversary

Now, do you remember me telling you about the badge with the number on it?  Turns out these are for Prize Patrol!  At different stages throughout the day, Stampin’ Up! gives attending Demonstrators a brand new stamp set from the new catalogue.  The numbers indicate which set you will get.  I received the new “Amazing You” clear-mount stamp set from the upcoming Sale-A-Bration promotion. It, as you might imagine, generates a LOT of excitement!

Amazing You

 

During the afternoon, we participated in four make and takes using new products.  It was so fun!  What made it even better was that the ladies at my table were brilliant and caring.  We worked well as a team and it was great!

Here’s the first one…

Make & Take

Here’s the second one…

Make & Take

Here’s the third one…

Make & Take

Here’s the fourth one…

Make & Take

Wow!  So much fun!  And the day wasn’t over!  Bonnie asked us whether we would like another stamp set and of course, who doesn’t want another stamp set?!  This time it was the super cute Bird Banter set (also from the upcoming Occasions catalogue).  It was a set I had my eye on right from the start so as you can imagine, I was super thrilled.

Bird Banter

Unfortunately, not too much later our day came to an end…but the surprises weren’t quite over! Stampin’ Up! allowed us to go through the make and take kits and pull out items to keep (with the exception of the bone folder and the tub, of course). We passed the tub around, picking out an item each time until it was empty. How generous!

Here’s what I came away with…

Make & Take Supplies

It really was a great day!  I swapped all my cards, met some lovely people, hung out with super sweet friends  Melissa and Jo-Ann (and all of the other ladies at our table), received lots of goodies and the new Stampin’ Up! Catalogues and made some fun projects.  We were inspired by display boards (post coming soon) filled with wonderful content and we were allowed to place an order for some of the new items before any other Demonstrator.  What a day! A definite perk of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. I really feel blessed to be one tiny part of this wonderful Stampin’ Up! community.

Phew!  What a long post!  If you stayed with me right to the end – thank you very much!

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

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OnStage Local

OnStage

Hi, yesterday I referred to making a lot of swaps for the upcoming OnStage Event by Stampin’ Up!  I thought I’d share a little bit about what OnStage is as well as the cards I’ve made to swap at this event.

OnStage Live is held every April and November. It is a global event and coincides with the launch of the Annual (April OnStage) and Occasions (November OnStage) catalogues.

There are three kinds of OnStage – OnStage Live, OnStage Local and OnStage Online.

OnStage Live

OnStage Live is two-and-a-half days of exciting Stampin’ Up! activities. Attendees will be the first to get their hands on the new catalogue, see, touch, and make projects with new products, hear company announcements from the corporate team before anyone else, and get a chance to network with other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. You’ll even be able to participate in a Product Purchase Premiere–which means that you can order from a selection of new products before anyone else!

  • cited from the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Website
OnStage Local

At OnStage Local you’ll watch recorded content from the OnStage Live event, see and create projects with new products, be first to hear company announcements, receive valuable training tips, and participate in the Product Purchase Premiere. Stampin’ Up! staff will attend each OnStage Local event, including members of the corporate team and Demonstrator Training.

  • cited from the Stampin’ Up! from the Demonstrator Website

 

OnStage Online

If you aren’t able to attend the Live or Local events, you don’t miss out. Stampin’ Up! records the sessions and makes them available to Demonstrators on the Demonstrator website.

So, now you can see why we Demonstrators are so excited about this event.  It is also a great opportunity to meet new people – and share ideas!

Swap Cards

One of the ways to share ideas is by swapping cards (card fronts or 3D projects) we have created.  It isn’t a mandatory activity but it is one which generates a lot of fun.

I’ve made two types of cards for the swaps – 50 notecards and 12 card fronts.  They might look a little familiar to regular readers of my blog. I’ve just changed them up a little bit for this swap.

I'll Never Stop Believing In You

Here’s the batch of 50 cards waiting to be swapped!

OnStage Swaps

Since I was in a colouring mood I started to work on another swap card using my favourite floral stamp.

Here’s the card…

For You

And here are the 12 cards waiting to be swapped on the day…

For You

This will be the first OnStage Local event I’ve been able to attend since I became a Demonstrator and I am very excited to attend. My team leader, Melissa, is flying over from Perth to attend and it will be the first time we will meet in person despite having been friends for nearly 17 years! I’m really looking forward to being able to share some of this event with you so watch this space – and over at Facebook too.

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!

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Supplies Used:

Listed below are the supplies used to create the above project. If the stamp set comes in different types (such as clear mount or wood mount) or as a bundle, I link to both.



OnStage Melbourne

There are a lot of happy events on the Stampin’ Up! calendar each year. New catalogue releases and Sale-A-Bration feature strongly. The current buzz, however, is all about OnStage Local! Twice a year, demonstrators come together to network, to see what new products are due to be released, to share information and to learn lots of new hints and tips. I’m so excited as I have just signed up to attend OnStage in Melbourne this November! It will be my first time attending such an event and I cannot wait to share all I see and learn with you.

Happy Stamping!

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